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Cinnamic acid

Cinnamic acid

C6H5CH==CHCOOH; 3-phenylpropenoic acid;obtained from cinnamon oil, peruvian and tolu balsams, or storax. It has been used in lupus as paint and in infectious diseases to promote leukocytosis.

Synonym: cinnamylic acid, phenylacrylic acid.


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... PAL catalyses the non-oxidative deamination of l-phenylalanine to trans-cinnamic acid and the enzyme is ubiquitous in plants, where it is involved in the production of phenylpropanoids ...

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